Grandpa Jim, 73, was looking forward to his date with a woman he'd met on Match.com. But imagine his dismay when the woman never showed up.
According to Gabby Foresta, his 16-year-old granddaughter, Grandpa Jim got dressed up, opting for a smart red sweater over a button-down. Then, he bought roses and chocolate and drove for almost an hour to get to the restaurant. And the woman never came.
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"My grandpa and I are very close and we talk about dating quite a lot since he’s been looking for a companion for a while now," Gabby told Metro.co.uk.
"My grandpa was really sad considering he has never been stood up before, so he immediately came over to my house to talk to me and my mom about it. We instantly comforted him because being stood up can be very hurtful."
My grandpa got all dressed up for his date, drove 45 minutes away, bought her chocolate and flowers and he got stood up:( pic.twitter.com/P4tGNGtOLU— gab (@gabbyforesta1) March 11, 2017
My grandpa got all dressed up for his date, drove 45 minutes away, bought her chocolate and flowers and he got stood up:( pic.twitter.com/P4tGNGtOLU
When Grandpa Jim messaged the woman, telling her what she had done was "very rude," he didn't get a response. So Gabby shared his sad story on Twitter and the Internet's collective heart broke. Twitter users immediately responded with a mixture of sadness, empathy, and anger.
@gabbyforesta1 who would do that sweet man so wrong? pic.twitter.com/iCW3qSUpMj— bella♔ (@bellaxmeghan) March 15, 2017
@gabbyforesta1 who would do that sweet man so wrong? pic.twitter.com/iCW3qSUpMj
@gabbyforesta1 Poor Grandpa. Salute to him for bringing such beautiful roses and chocolate.— Aight and Boujee (@girlybap) March 14, 2017
@gabbyforesta1 Poor Grandpa. Salute to him for bringing such beautiful roses and chocolate.
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Fortunately, Grandpa Jim isn't too upset about the woman's no show. "My grandpa and I and our whole family is thrilled over the feedback he is receiving," Gabby said. "He really appreciates all the positivity and sincere comments he is getting and over all it really has boosted his confidence and is ready to go on another date."
Hopefully, Grandpa Jim's next date is a hit. We're rooting for you!